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Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini

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When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate to their lifestyles and spiritual practices. Drawing on 14 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discusses nutritional issues that can help answer these questions, incl ...more
Paperback, 624 pages
Published March 11th 2005 by North Atlantic Books (first published January 1st 1986)
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Summer Bock, Holistic Nutrition & Herbs
This is the basis for everything I think and do in regards to nutrition. I am totally inspired by Gabriel and want to get my Masters degree in Vegan and Live-Food Nutrition at his center in Arizona.
Tami
May 16, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
Becoming a vegetarian, eating certain foods, or fasting is not going to lead you instantly to enlightenment. Awakening the Kundalini, reaching enlightenment, examining ones spirituality are paths that can take lifetimes worth of work or can spontaneously occur through grace. With that said, there are certain things that you can do that can facilitate the process. 

Spiritual Nutrition sets out six foundations that help purify the system and ease the natural progress of one’s spirituality: nutritio
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Jolanta
Jul 13, 2010 Jolanta rated it it was ok
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This book was not what I thought it would be. It covers so many interesting topics around meditation, body energies, shakras, etc, that it doesn't go into any one topic very well. I was hoping for some dietary guidance, but realized that this book was WAY OUT THERE. If you're interested in any of these new age concepts, I would recommend getting a book on just that concept. I did not finish this one, nor do I have any plans to do so.
Cy
One of the most amazing and truly holistic discussions of nutrition I have ever come across. Shaped the trajectory of my raw foodist journey forevermore.
Sonali
Jan 29, 2008 Sonali rated it it was amazing
A must have for all integrated wellness practitioners and enthusiasts!!
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Nov 09, 2013 Sky Feather rated it really liked it
The reason I rated this book with 4 stars is because in almost any page the author make reference about the kabbalistic religion and customs in a way that sets the reader away from the title of the book (spiritual nutrition, not religious). Plus, it's a bit "new-agey"..

Another reason is because of how the author chooses to talk about the psychoactive substances, mentions them altogether in the same category. There are Sacred Plants the importance of which is recognised since thousands of years f
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Becca
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I've been using it as a reference book, not a cover to cover book. Very interesting and of course makes complete sense to look at the way we nourish ourselves.
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I enjoyed reading this book though I must say it is not to be rushed rather read and process and read and process etc, etc, etc.
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